Figure 6: Top Commodities' Share of U.S. Merchandise Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico by Value: 2004

Figure 6: Top Commodities' Share of U.S. Merchandise Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico by Value: 2004

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Description Percentage
All other commodities 28.4
Furniture, lamps, and prefabricated buildings 2.3
Measuring and testing instruments 2.4
Paper and paperboard 2.6
Wood and articles 2.6
**Special classification provisions 3.4
Plastics and articles thereof 4.3
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 7.3
Electrical machinery, equipment, and parts 12.6
*Nuclear reactors, machinery, and parts 13.1
Motor vehicles and parts 20.9

NOTE: Commodity code is the Harmonized Schedule (HS) for internationally traded commodities.

*"Nuclear reactors and parts" is a very small portion of trade under this commodity gouping (HS 84). The majority of trade for this commodity is computer-related machinery and parts.

**"Special classification provisions" is primarily made up of U.S. goods exported and returned without having been improved in value or condition for imports and an estimate of low value shipments for exports.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, as of April 2005.